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Contacting terrorist individuals in Rome, Italy?

It appears I will be spending five days in Rome, Italy around March 14-18. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Sep 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Solo woman in Italy?

Safety measures for a woman traveling solo in Italy? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Sep 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Montalto Pavese Italy

Looking for information on Montalto Pavese, in an area called 'Oltrepò Pavese'. More specifically, the houses, the typical construction and what type of local stone. Any specs on wall construction, carpentry, etc. Are the local builders/trades still available for stonework and general construction? Less specific, any knowledge of terrain, food, local towns, tourism and the potential for a tourist/guest house/rental.
posted by ebesan on Sep 1, 2010 - 1 answer

Should I go to Milan

I have a chance to go to Milan in mid-October. My husband's ticket will be paid for, so we'll just be out-of-pocket for my ticket and lodging for a week. It's been an expensive year for us so far, and I'm reluctant to lay out money for this trip unless it's likely to be spectacular and relatively inexpensive. I cringe at the thought of paying for a rental car and staying at an expensive hotel. On the other hand, the thought of a hostel is not very enticing - unless there's a private room and bathroom. So Mefites - can you recommend spectacular things to do in Milan and places to stay for a frugal traveller? Would this trip be worth it?
posted by TorontoSandy on Aug 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Which direction should we travel? Into Rome, out of London or vice-versa?

In general, for a family vacation, would it be easier to fly into Rome Fiumicino and out of London Heathrow, or fly into England and out of Italy? [more inside]
posted by Ashman on Aug 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Please help me decide where to spend 4 nights in Tuscany.

Please help me decide where to spend 4 nights in Tuscany. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Aug 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I pay a parking ticket I got in Italy?

Received parking ticket while in Italy, and didn't pay it. Received a notice from the Florence Police department several months after returning to the US, and still didn't pay it. Now I'm going back to Italy in 6 weeks. Any risk of problems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Italian Genealogical Records Help!

Help me find a (reputable) person or agency who can procure genealogical records from Italy (specifically Sicily) -- preferably who can communicate in English [more inside]
posted by frmrpreztaft on Jun 24, 2010 - 8 answers

How to get temporary Internet in Italy?

Need help getting a VIP access to the 'net while in Italy. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Jun 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Please help me plan my trip to Italy.

Please help me plan my trip to Italy. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jun 10, 2010 - 31 answers

Where to watch World Cup while in Italy

Look for recommendations on where to watch the World Cup while traveling in Italy. [more inside]
posted by derivation on Jun 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Pecorino romano overload

What do you use pecorino romano for? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jun 4, 2010 - 26 answers

Rome Alone

I plan to visit Rome during the end of June primarily for a wedding and to meet up with an ex-girlfriend. I am on a very tight budget and with about 4 days alone, I would like to use the time to partake in some interesting (albeit cheap) activities. I plan on staying at Hotel Taormina due to it's location and reasonable price (43 GBP a night) although I'll take suggestions. Cheap watering holes relative to the hotel and advice on getting from Ciampino airport to the hotel (or one you suggest) would be helpful. Grazie.
posted by asharchist on May 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for beautiful one day walks somewhere in the world

Where else in the world is a place like Cinque Terre? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on May 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Hut One, Hut Two, Hut Three

Is anyone experienced with arranging a hut to hut trek in the Dolomites in Italy? Is there an easy way to reserve space in the huts? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on May 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Rome to Florence, are we cutting it too close?

So we're arriving in Rome at 6:50PM, is it reasonable to expect to get to Florence that same night by train? We're also considering a side trip to Stockholm, any secrets to getting there and back? [more inside]
posted by advicepig on May 8, 2010 - 15 answers

How To Help High School Students Have A Fun, Safe, and Educational Trip Abroad

I am chaperoning a high school trip to Europe this summer. What are your tips and suggestions to making this trip a great experience for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on May 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Learning about Italy in the 1930s

Happily defying the basic convention of "write what you know," I'm working on a long piece of fiction about Italy in the 1930s. Predictably, I need to know more. Help! [more inside]
posted by entropone on May 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Mediterranean holiday ideas...

So, my father, sister and I are planning a trip to Europe in mid-June. We need to work out quite where. I need to be able to fly in from London, the others to train or fly to wherever from Lyon. We need to go somewhere where we can stay for about 6 days, and there will be enough to entertain us there or in nearby town. I was wondering about Malta, my sister thought Genoa, my father thought St Tropez (our budget is not endless so perhaps not) Any suggestions?
posted by curious zoe on May 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Forza chi?

Forza chi? What Serie A club should an American of Italian descent be supporting? [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Apr 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Where to vacation with a 20-month old in Italy or elsewhere?

Where to vacation with a 20-month old in Italy or elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by bigd on Apr 16, 2010 - 8 answers

What's it like working for the Vatican Television Center?

Where can I find out about what it's like to work for the Vatican Television Center (CTV), or for Italian TV in general? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Apr 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Cool things in Italy?

My folks have gone to Italy for vacation. What are some interesting, well-crafted things that I could ask them to bring back? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Apr 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Should "della" be capitalized in the middle of an Italian business name?

Italian speakers/readers/writers: my client is naming his new business "Studio Della Statua" or "Studio della Statua". I know that in English, the second capitalization scheme would be fine, but... [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for feedback on my plan for a May trip to Western Europe.

Looking for feedback on my plan for a May trip to Western Europe, probably Paris and one other country. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Mar 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Traveling the Italian countryside in style.

How to buy a bicycle or motorbike in Rome to use for a summer in Italy? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Mar 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Studying Early Childhood Education and need to study it in Spain. What are good programs that are affordable (also through Financial Aid)?

What are good foreign exchange or study abroad programs in Spain, Italy, or England for Early Childhood Education and Development? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 1 answer

I do bite my thumb at you sir!

In one of the original Superman films, Superman flies over the world and at one point Italy. I forget exactly what happens, but I think he rights the leaning tower of Pisa and it shows two of the locals upset. One of them bites his thumb and then raises it to they sky in what must be a rude gesture. Is this gesture still done in Italy today? Bonus points if you are Italian and have done it or you are someone who has seen it in Italy within the last week or so. [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Mar 17, 2010 - 16 answers

Under the Ligurian Sun or in the Wine Dark Sea

What books to read before trips to Italy (Cinque Terre) and Greek Isles? Seeking travel literature, history, fiction, poetry and food--not travel guides. [more inside]
posted by xaire on Mar 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Can I drive this route in April? Basle > Ferrara (Alps)

Excuse my ignorance of just how big the Alps are, can I drive this route in April? Basle,Swi -> Ferrara,ITA. Exact Google Maps route: Route My car is nothing special so no off roading in snow possible! Thanks in advance.
posted by tomw on Mar 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Affordable accommodations in Milan in April?

Affordable accommodations in Milan in April? [more inside]
posted by id girl on Mar 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Help us get home from Italy!

Help us get home from Italy! [more inside]
posted by taraza on Mar 2, 2010 - 15 answers

My Italian birthday

I'm planning to travel to Italy, probably alone, although a friend might join me, to celebrate my 40th birthday. I've never been there before. My dream is to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, and my main interests are related to those - art, archaeology, history, etc. Obviously, I want this to be a memorable experience. What should I do? Where should I stay, how should I travel, and what do I absolutely need to see? Please help me plan my trip! [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Feb 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Relaxation and veggie delights in Rome/Florence/Venice

Venetians, Romans, Florentines, lend me your suggestions! More specifically, nice places to relax and tasty vegetarian eats in the aforementioned cities. [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Feb 4, 2010 - 5 answers

I need to find a good hotel in Venice.

I'm going to Venice, Italy with my family. Can you recommend a good hotel (doesn't have to be cheap) and also, can you tell me what do I have to look for when searching for one? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jan 28, 2010 - 18 answers

A new tradition for a toast...

Wonderful pink kind of champagne-esque drink found in Italy was had on my birthday and I've completely forgotten the name but would like to find it again...? [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts on Dec 20, 2009 - 16 answers

A Two-Part Question About Italian Dialects and The Mechanics of Breaking Glass Windows

This is a two-part question about a video on YouTube. The first part of the question is about the Sicilian dialect of the Italian language; the second part deals with the mechanics of breaking a glass window with a crowbar. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Hunting for Italian cosmetics: How to be bella in Italia?

I love cosmetics, and I'm in Rome. What should I buy here that I can't get in the United States? [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Dec 8, 2009 - 12 answers

2 weeks driving around Europe at Christmas - what not to miss?

European road-trip for the holidays (filter). [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Warmish places to go in Europe?

Where in Southern Europe should we go for a few winter months? [more inside]
posted by walla on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

A day or two in Sicily? Worth the trouble of getting there?

Is a quick trip to Sicily worth it? I've got a ticket to fly to Rome 4-11 December, and am considering a quick trip to Sicily (max 3 days, min 1 day) via a low-cost air carrier. [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Italy when no one is there?

Going to Italy at the end of January. Not the most ideal time to take a vacation. We are going to Milan, Tuscany, and Venice. How can two people make the most of it?
posted by parmanparman on Nov 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Buon Natale a Roma?

Rome and Italy for X-Mas: bad idea or not? [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Aiutami!

Help me remember the name of a poet/playwright from northeastern Italy. [more inside]
posted by Partario on Oct 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me fight Italian car rental scammery!

I am being badly ripped off by Maggiore, an Italian rental car company (with a strong assist from a cab driver in Lucca). Please help me. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Walking resources for Pollino National Park, Italy?

Where can I find resources on walks in the Pollino National Park in Basilicata, Italy? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Sep 26, 2009 - 1 answer

Help finding and renting apt west of Ancona, Italy.

Good inexpensive family apartments for rent inland from Ancona, Italy in end-October? Need some assistance. [more inside]
posted by avocade on Sep 22, 2009 - 6 answers

What books should I read about historical Rome and Venice?

I'm looking for books about Italy, specifically Rome and Venice, and also books set in Rome and/or Venice. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Aug 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Mel Gibzetti

In the recent documentary not quite hollywood , the talking heads mention the Australian influence on Italian genre films, where an entire genre of Mad Max–style rip-offs emerged. What are these movies, and can I get them on netflix? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Aug 23, 2009 - 6 answers

What are some of the best Italian movies of the last 30 years?

What Italian movies am I missing out on? I'm familiar with the post-war classics, but it's hard to come by more modern stuff in the States. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Aug 22, 2009 - 11 answers

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